Cannington Blood Donor Centre needs ‘good eggs’ to give blood over Easter


Gina Tracey (Community Relations Officer) and Helen Junk.
Gina Tracey (Community Relations Officer) and Helen Junk.

BEFORE enjoying a mountain of chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter, locals are urged to be a “good egg” and roll up their sleeves to save a life.

The Cannington Blood Donor Centre needs an extra 200 people to donate blood before, during and after the Easter break to bolster dwindling supplies.

Blood Service spokesperson Jessica Willet said platelets, a clotting agent that was used to treat life-threatening blood loss in trauma patients as well as those doing chemotherapy, were especially needed.

“Platelets only lasts for five days, not much longer than a hot cross bun, so we need a constant supply,” she said.

“Around Easter many regular blood donors are away, which means blood supplies can dip if we don’t have enough good eggs to fill the gap.

“The Cannington Blood Donor Centre is even open on Easter Sunday to help ensure we have enough blood for patients in need throughout the long weekend.

“Your lifesaving donation could help someone spend another Easter holiday with family and friends, and all it costs is an hour of time.”

Call 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood.com.au to make an appointment.

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